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Program

A private Guided Tour of Leighton House

Description

Thursday 20th September

 

11:00 am to 12.30 am

At the Leighton House Museum, in Kensington
 

FULLY BOOKED
 

Price Member (please login) Free

Price non-Member : 30£

DATE & TIME

 

Thursday 20th September 2018

11:00 am to 12:30 am at Leighton House

location

 

Leighton House

12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington

London W14 8LZ

Leighton HOUSE

 

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Built to Leighton’s precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that he lived in it. From modest beginnings it grew into a ‘private palace of art’ featuring the extraordinary Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles.

Upstairs, Leighton’s vast painting studio was one of the sights of London, filled with paintings in different stages of completion, the walls hung with examples of his work and lit by a great north window.  Many of the most prominent figures of the Victorian age were entertained in this room, including Queen Victoria herself.

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